Meet the Behavioral and Developmental Team

The Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics Division offers comprehensive consultation, evaluation and treatment for children, birth to age 21, with developmental and behavioral problems.

Click here to learn more about the services offered at UMMC.

For appointments call: 410-706-2300


Adam Spanier, MD, PhD, MPH
Division Head
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Special Interests: Asthma, Environmental Health, General Pediatrics
Medical Degree: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Residency: Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Pediatrics
PhD: University of Cincinnati, Epidemiology
Research Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Pediatrics
MPH: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
Certifications: Pediatrics

Debbie Badawi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special Interests: Developmental Delay; Learning Difficulties; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, International Adoptions
Medical Degree: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Maryland, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Certifications: General Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Charina Reyes, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Degree: University of Philippines College of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve/ Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland - Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics
Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics - Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics


Maria Papale
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 410-706-2300
Fax: 410-706-5770